Tonight we were lucky to sit down with a man on the move, a man of many talents - Mr Brian Tyacke. Last year, Brian had offered Chef Jonathan Frazier and Darren Howlett a chance to get involved with a program he was spearheading within the recovery and recuperation of those exiting the criminal justice system and reentering society. Brian was involved in a big and unique way. Unfortunately we were not able to join in, but one year later, Brian has joined us to tell the tale of his successes within the program and the great achievments of those under his charge. Food played a large role in this - and we are extremely happy that Brian was not only able to make this happen, but then was able to share the tale. We hope this inspires similar actions - listen in and hear it for yourself!
June 9th, 2016
May 31st, 2016
With summer quickly approaching Darren and Jonathan sit down to discuss some of the interesting events that are taking place around the Comox Valley.
May 21st, 2016
Chef Jonathon Frazier, Darren Howlett and Blayne Prowse are in the studio again to discuss food trends. Jon participated in Restaurants Canada 2015 chef survey, a Canada-wide poll of chefs on food trends and the results are in. Listen in for what you can look forward to at your favourite restaurant or grocery store as well as what may be on the way out. We would love to get your input on this one! What do you think is popular in food; what's not exciting anymore; or what's being overlooked and should be more popular?
April 11th, 2016
Once again the boys take a moment to catch up with what's going on in their busy lives and give an update on what's about to happen in our exciting Edible Valley.
April 3rd, 2016
Well aren't we lucky? We get to sit down with Mr Ivan Loubier of Ivan's Truffles once again. Chef Jonathon Frazier and Darren Howlett talk flavour, ambition, audience and truff-cicles with Ivan all over again. It's interesting to see how his buisiness has developed as he has set his roots and gained a firm footing here in the Valley. Listen in and let us know what you think!
March 20th, 2016
Chef Aaron Rail of the White Whale and Hans Peter Meyer of #WeareYQQ join Darren and Jon with a topic on their mind - 'Local'. What defines 'Local'? Is it important? What's the alternative? This question was brought up by one of listeners as a write-in question, and we are happy to oblige with a balanced discussion on the matter. Great conversation highlighted some excellent points all around. Listen in and let us know what you think!
March 6th, 2016
The hot topic in the Comox Valley, Food Trucks? Joining Chef Jonathan Frazier and Darren Howlett tonight is none other than Hans Peter Meyer - bon vivant and man about town, to discuss Food Trucks in Courtenay. Unexpectedly, we all had a very different take on this issue! It made for some great conversation and counter-points though (and Hans makes a pretty convincing argument). Listen in and let us know where you stand on this oft debated issue! Let us know how you feel @ediblevalley and here is the link to an online survey about the issue at www.courtenay.ca/foodtrucks open till Friday, March 11, 2016. Hard copies of the survey are also available at Courtenay City Hall, or by request at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 24th, 2016
In tonight’s episode, Jon and Darren chat about the local food scene, including upcoming events such as Dine Around Comox Valley. They also touch on the recent change in format and other exciting changes on the way. There's a small recap of previous episodes, and a glimpse of what’s to come! Listen in and let them know what you think, or pose your questions - they'll be happy to answer!
February 16th, 2016
Comox Valley Dine Around 2016 is coming up quick, so we sat down with Deana Simkin for all of the details. Deana is A member of the committee that organizes the event, as well as a participant with her own local business - Billy D's Pub and Bistro. Deana brings us up to speed on the history of Dine Around, its growing success, and the future of where it's headed! We also talk a little bit about its branching into other events, such as the Sip Around and Brews Cruise. Everyone in the local food industry is gearing up and getting excited as the event itself is right around the corner! Listen in and get all the details.
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February 9th, 2016
Switching gears for this episode, we invited a few friends (Arzeena Hamir and Blayne Prowse) to discuss the issue of rising produce costs. Specifically, 'How did we get here?', and 'What can we do about it?'. We are living in a time when our current models are starting to fail us, and new models, or outright change from the ground up is required. It was an illuminating chat with some great ideas and options, and an interesting new format for the Edible Valley. We hope to pepper in a few of these throughout the year - let us know what you think!